Garlic Mashed Potatoes (Irish)

1 pounds Russet potatoes peeled and cut into inch pieces
cup Milk
6 large Cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
cup Whipping cream
cup Butter (1/2 stick) at room temperature

Place potatoes in medium saucepan. Add enough water to cover potatoes. Add milk and garlic. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until potatoes are very tender, about 25 minutes.

Drain potatoes and garlic, reserving cup cooking liquid. Return potatoes and garlic to same saucepan.
Add cream and butter and mash until smooth.
Thin with reserved liquid, if desired.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.